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Oct 22, 2012 9:00pm EDT
schieffer, who will be leading us through tonight's debate. >> good evening from the campus of lynn university here in boca raton, florida. this is the fourth and last debate of the 2012 campaign brought to you by the commission on presidential debates. this one's on foreign policy. i'm bob schieffer of cbs news. the questions are mine, and i have not shared them with the candidates or their aides. the audience has taken a vow of silence. no applause, no reaction of any kind except right now when we welcome president barack obama and governor mitt romney. >> it's good to see you again. >> good luck. good luck. >> gentlemen, your campaigns have agreed to certain rules, and they are simple. they've asked me to divide the evening into segments. i'll pose a question at the beginning of each segment. you will each have two minutes to respond, and then we will have a general discussion until we move to the next segment. tonight's debate, as both of you know, comes on the 50th anniversary of the night that president kennedy told the world that the soviet union had installed nuclear missile
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Oct 29, 2012 11:00am EDT
next 24 to 36 hours, so hold on, everybody. i'm jim handly. >> veronica johnson joins us now. what are we going to see? >> yeah, meteorologist tom kieran has just handed it over to me. he's been watch the storm throughout the morn. you can see the heavy band making its way from areas of eastern shore inland. what we seen out there in areas east, over 5 inches of rain. areas around ocean city. over four inches of rain. getting into areas of delaware, over 3 inches of rain. those are the kind of rainfall amounts we're going to see before long. as, again, the center of hurricane sandy gets closer and closer to us. it's already made that turn not just to the north but towards the north and west. getting closer to the coast. you can see it there. landfall expected somewhere between delaware and the southern new jersey coast around 8:00 or 9:00 p.m. here's the latest track coming out. this should be the 11:00 p.m. track for you. to the north and west. coming ashore around areas of southern new jersey, northern delaware. then again, the storm system, we're really going to see it spread out ev
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Oct 19, 2012 2:05am EDT
, let's go back in time. >> could have used one of my songs. >> why when you can use barbara streisa streisand? is this your wedding picture? >> one of them. >> for your anniversary, i think it's time for a toast. frank couldn't be here because he's not here. we have two hunks are going to come. >> when you're a little lonely go to texas and jersey. hey, it's a little bit scandalous. thank you, honey. thank you, texas. thank you very much, guys. want to stick around for my anniversary party? >> by the way, they are here for a reason. the sexiest guys have been selected. we'll meet all 50 of them. >> they were keeping them away from me. usually our guests are downstairs with me usually? there was not one cosmo guy down there. they were protecting you, right? all right, guys. >> thank you both. >> we are going to have a quiet -- i'm in previews. listen to my voice. i was doing a talk back till about midnight last night. frank is going to drive in. we are going to have a little bite to eat at one of our favorite little restaurants, then he's going to go home and i'm going to go back to
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Oct 10, 2012 11:00pm EDT
a legislative initiative. however, other individuals feel differently. i will use the extended time while she is on administrative leave to determine the appropriate next steps. we tried to reach out to dr. mccsmc mccaskill but got no answer. >> as the president, the provost, that separation of personal and private life is kind of gon. >> that doesn't mean she'll vote for it. it means she's supporting people's right to vote, in my opinion. and people are reading too much into it. >> reporter: spoke by phone of pastor derrick mccoy leading the push to get the issue on the november ballot. ody just floate name out. where does the infringement on free speech end? >> reporter: the opposing group also came out tonight in support of dr. mccaskill calling for her mead reinstatement. >> fewer than 24 hours now before the vice presidential debate at center college in kentucky. unlike the presidential debate last week, joe biden and paul ryan will be seated during their 90 minute show down. >> mitt romney is campaigning in ohio tonight where he will spend three days focusing on the must-win s
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Oct 25, 2012 11:00am EDT
looks like it's out to sea. this is good news for us. here is washington. it could track anywhere within this zone of possible. you can take this western track. of course, we'll be worse off here. there's indication it is trying to switch farther and farther to the west. stay tuned. things could go downhill for us. the latest track is going to the north. i'll have the sandy impact that it might produce for us if it takes the western track for us in a couple minutes along with the seven day outlook. keith? >> see you in a few. with the possibility that sandy will have an impact this way, local power companies are beginning their preparations to keep the power on. tony tull is live in maryland with more on what the companies are doing to get ready. hey, tony. >> reporter: it's about the preparation. pepco telling us they put out a request for mutual aid asking power companies to the south and west of us, if sandy should make land fall, they will send extra crews to the area to help with repairs. itis not just the power companies that are preparing, it's many local residents. people
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Oct 25, 2012 4:00pm EDT
us in the coming days. keep up with us on facebook and twitter, too, as well as nbcwashington.com. veronica will show you how to stay up to date with the storm team 4 weather app. >>> a murder in the middle of the afternoon. right now, police are asking for help finding the car seen driving away from a killing in northeast washington here, just before 1:00. officers say someone shot a man near the corner of 36th street and benning road. a black toyota camry with tinted windows and pennsylvania plates. police believe there were two people inside the car. >>> police have in their custody right now a well-known swim coach. his name is rick curl. he turned himself in to police in montgomery county in connection with a 30-year-old allegation of child abuse. keith russell is live in our newsroom with word on hour curl's accuser is reacting. >> reporter: rick curl has already been banned for life by usa swimming. had his name taken off the swim club he founded. now the legendary montgomery county coach stands to lose something else, his freedom. this is video of curl speeding away post 5
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Oct 13, 2012 2:05am EDT
. >> anyway, one time i did a "dateline" interview, one of those long, endless interviews. >> tell us how you really feel. >> the guy interviewing us goes anyway, yoda. he said it and i'm like, well, know what? who cares? he was a name injector, yoda, the interesting thing, yoda. it was too far gone. i can't pull it back in. so i didn't know what to do. >> did you air it? >> no, no, no. we ended up not using that stuff. >> that would be weird. yours is an egyptian name and very common in egypt. it's like susan in egypt. >> hoda like roda. >> or hoe with a "duh." >> i don't think it's funny. i'm a little disappointed that our friends with laughing. these yeah and sarah, they worked on this breast cancer -- donated money to this breast cancer organization. we're glad they are with us. please, don't laugh at her jokes. >> one of the ladies there, the lady on the right, is the cousin -- remember i told you so much about my friend yancy, my first love, died of a heart attack almost two years ago, surfer. they are first 'cause inches. and i didn't even realize it. his daughter, abigail spen
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Sep 30, 2012 11:30pm EDT
using his legs to get there. nothing is certain. billy cundiff missed three field goals on the night. but this one sailed right through. redskins beat the bucs 24-22. >> for me, it felt like it was a real test, and i really felt like it was something i was looking forward to, which sounds kind of crazy again. you miss three kicks and a lot of people want to say let's get the game over with. but for me i wanted the chance to prove to my teammates that they can trust me. >> we'll have more on the redskins win in game on overtime. nationals also having a rough day. wyler who was the starting pitcher when the nats clinched a spot in the playoffs couldn't help his team clinch the division today. he lasted less than three innings. dave owens is in st. louis. he'll join us coming up a little later. >>> for the first time in 15 years, the baltimore orioles are headed to the post-season. they've done all they can do to secure a spot. tonight, their fate lay in the hands of the los angeles angels. we've got all that for you plus the guys james brown and the guys from nfl today will join us in
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Oct 2, 2012 2:05am EDT
you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. ♪ >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special college edition of "today" with post-graduate students kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from the campus of the university of tennessee in knoxville, rah-rah sis boom ba. ♪ rocky top will always be ♪ home to me ♪ good old rocky top ♪ rocky top tennessee ♪ ♪ good old rocky top ♪ rocky top tennessee íwykykykyk ♪ ♪ good old rocky top ♪ rocky top tennessee ♪ ♪ good old rocky top ♪ rocky top tennessee ♪ good old rocky top ♪ rocky top tennessee >>> all right! >> all right! >> go team orange! go team orange! >> hello, everybody! hey, smoky. back off, smoky. it is october 1st, and it is moonshine monday! >> here's the thing. here's the thing. we heard a rumor -- >> yes. >> -- that this was a dry campus. is it? >> but we came anyway. >> we came anyway. here's to you guys and your sweet tea. >> yes, your sweet tea. [ cheers and applause ] >> wow, we've been here only about 12 hours, and i don't feel -- i've n
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Oct 23, 2012 2:05am EDT
he's going to sing a lot for us today. >> i love him. >> how about "we almost made it." no, no -- yeah, that one. there's so many. my favorite, i think, "when october goes." that kills me. ♪ >> i want him to come to our opening night. ♪ he just needs to come. hoda, you had a wild weekend, huh? >> starting friday night, we had such a nice wedding. the pr director of the "today" show got married to a wonderful man named brett. let's live here for a minute. they were saying their vows -- >> right on the hudson river. >> you can see the sun was going down. >> it was beautiful. >> and just when megan was going through her vows and they were like, do you, megan, take brett to be your lawfully -- and in the middle of it, a foghorn. >> it lasted for 30 seconds. >> we get it! >> everybody cracked up. it was great. beautiful, beautiful. >> they're both southerners. there we are, watching with matt. that's the only evidence that i was actually at that wedding, because i rushed over from -- there's christine gardner. and i think there's another one. look at the dancing. savannah, natalie and m
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
to come to play to reduce the threat to us. >> reporter: over the last eight days i've seen a lot of interaction between u.s. and afghan troops. some of it relaxed. but, brian, at all times there's one or two fully battle-dressed american soldiers with their fingers near the trigger, just in case. >> lester holt starting off our coverage in kabul tonight. lester, thanks. now to our chief foreign correspondent, richard engel, also in kabul, on what's been accomplished and what hasn't in over a decade now in that country. richard, good evening. >> good evening, brian. this is a country where a group of lightly armed insurgents defeated the soviet union. it seems we haven't won here, either. we haven't lost exactly. mostly, we're leaving this country because we're tired, and tired of writing blank war checks, when the taliban haven't been defeated. this woman is about to die, executed for adultery. the man she was with got off scot-free. the taliban recently filmed this video of their justice as a warning, and to say they're making a comeback. some 30 miles away, in the village of shaka
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Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
. savannah, there's a few of us out here right now who could use a little hot apple cider. in any case, it looks like this sweater weather is going to stick around for a few more days. savannah? >> all right. kevin tibbles, i think you should have bundled up a little bit more. you're showing you're tough. right now here's willie. >> thanks, savannah. politics and the presidential race. mitt romney is set to deliver a major speech today while president obama raises campaign cash in california. nbc's peter alexander is in lexington, virginia traveling with the romney camp. peter, good morning. >> reporter: willie, good morning to you. mitt romney here at virginia military institute is hoping to draw a sharp contrast with the president on foreign policy issues, specifically saying to him that hope is not a strategy. meanwhile, the president traveling across california in front of some of his staunch et supporters last night at a fund-raiser implored them saying that everything is on the line. >> hello, l.a.! >> reporter: enlisting a cast of celebrities including stevie wonder. ♪ >>
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Oct 5, 2012 11:00am EDT
. that front will be creeping closer to us for the weekend. behind that it is much colder. in fact, northern indiana into illinois is only in the 40s. the area you see in the yellow is in the 70s. right at reagan national now, 76 degrees. absolutely marvelous with the low humidity in place. in montgomery county, low 70s. prince george's county, arlington and fairfax. details coming up. >> thank you. >>> part of south lee road is closed after an early morning crash. a driver slammed her car into a utility pole bringing down live power lines. it took most of the morning to clean up the mess. the driver was not injured. the cause of the crash is under investigation. lanes will open up after noon. >> let's see if there are still trouble spots out there. >> unfortunately, seeing downed wires. this has been going on all morning. this is the north -- reporting this. all the lanes are blocked in that area because of the downed wires. i-95 southbound, a lot of people want to get out of town. as you make your way southbound, slow from 123 and delays continue as you make your way past the occ
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Oct 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
showed you on thursday caught on camera using the sidewalk to get around a crowded school bus. guess what? she got busted. now her mom is coming to her daughter's defense with an explanation you might find a little hard to believe. we will hear from her coming up. >>> all right. you remember this guy, the prankster who posed as a delivery guy, accidentally dropping boxes of the much-anticipated new iphone in front of all those people waiting to get into the apple store. >> oh, no. >> there it goes. we'll meet him this morning and has quite the catalog of pranks, quite the repertoire. we want to start this morning with politics, the presidential race and mitt romney's newly revitalized campaign. nbc's peter alexander is in virginia this morning where both the president and governor will campaign today. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. both campaigns came into this week circling two important dates on the calendar. first, wednesday's debate and then, second, today's jobs report, the latest update on the state of the nation's economy. you ca
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Oct 30, 2012 4:30am EDT
until this afternoon. crews will use the morning to inspect theridges and tracks for any damage and make sure there's enough power to run the system. then metro will decide when to reopen. marc, vre and amtrak service also suspended today. and flights out of dulles and reagan national airports are cancelled until further notice. >> time for weather and traffic on the ones this morning. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is here keeping an eye on what we're dealing with this morning. not crazy like it was yesterday, tom. >>> no, but it is still raining from a wide area from northern new england all the way down to the carolinas, all coming from this great circulation from what was sandy. now it's a post-tropical powerful low spinning over the center of circulation around harrisburg, pennsylvania. we're on the southern side. we are getting rain here. snow in the mountains still. we're getting passing moderate showers, these areas of yellow and orange across northern virginia from around the beltway near tyson's corner to near springfield and then down 95 toward fredericksburg. got
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Oct 19, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. the jury deciding that the first officer, corporal baker, used legal force on the student but the second officer who joined in, corporal james harrison used excessive force. harrison is a 22-year veteran tonight. the student who was beaten spoke after the verdict. >> i'm definitely glad that some justice has been done today. it's been a long two years for me and my family. but it was a broader crime committed here and it's been way further than the two cops charged in this trial. so we hope that the department of justice continues their investigation. >> state's attorney angela brooks prosecuted the two officers and prince george's countye sa polic they are partners in protecting the community. >> we believe that the citizens have spoken loudly and clearly that although we appreciate and we really honor the protection that is provided to us, that protection must be reasonable and that protection must respect the dignity of every human being in this community. >> this police department is resolved to be constitutional, professional and ethical police department. the trust of the co
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Oct 8, 2012 7:00pm EDT
and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. xxxx >>> on the broadcast tonight, closing the gap, the new polling numbers that show how that debate changed the race, and the new front romney opened up on the president today. >>> outbreak, more people are sick from meningitis tonight, the attempt to find those at risk. >>> and more on the hand sanitizers that are popular everywhere, how could they be a bad thing? we'll tell you what the doctors believe. >>> and making a difference, you see them at the airport, sniffing, doing their job, and in the world of working dogs, that is the big leagues. and wait until you hear w wait until you hear what they overcame to make it to the pros, nightly news begins now. this is nbc nightly news with brian williams. >>> good evening, if you were among the over 60 million of us who watched the presidential debate, then you know we saw two things that night, really, an energized mitt romney, and lackluster president obama, and tonight it appears what happened that night has the numbe
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Oct 17, 2012 4:00pm EDT
coming up in my forecast. >>> for years there were rumors about lance armstrong and his use of performance-enhancing drugs. but today the accusations became quite costly. >> how the allegations pushed armstrong out of the top spot of his live strong foundation, even cost him a major sponsor. the long and controversial ride for lance armstrong has taken a dramatic turn. the champion cyclist and cancer survivor stepping aside as the chairman of the foundation and wildly popular livestrong brand to support cancer services. a statement from armstrong on the organization's website reads in part, to spare the foundation any negative effects as a result of the controversy surrounding my cycling career, i will conclude my chairmanship. nike announced today it will take his name off of its workout facility at corporate headquarters and end the relationship of more than a decade. a company press release says, due to the seemingly insurmountable evidence that lance armstrong participated in doping and mislead nike for more than a decade, it is with great sadness that we have terminated ou
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Oct 25, 2012 7:00pm EDT
that has viewers in great britain stunned. >>> and over-caffeined, what is in the stuff millions of us buy, and why sometimes it is impossible to know amid the questions about safety. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, and while we are in the middle of covering whirlwind election campaign, tonight, something else deserves our immediate attention at the top of the broadcast. while the calendar may tell us we're days away from halloween and the november election, for that matter, it is still hurricane season. and hurricane sandy has experienced what forecasters are calling a stunning increase in size and in intensity. this late-season storm has already caused flooding in jamaica, damage in cuba, and haiti, and because it has the potential to affect more than 50 million americans along the east coast population centers, if it indeed combines with another storm and makes u.s. landfall as is now considered likely, it deserves our attention. we begin our coverage with meteorologist jim cantore on singer island in florida, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian, this is a fore
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Oct 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
do is come together and express our unwavering support for a friend in need. all of us at cnbc and nbc universal will be there for the family. natalie. >> our hearts go out to the krimm family. thanks so much, mara schiavocampo. >>> now to northern afghanistan where a suicide bomber has killed at least 40 people at a mosque as worshippers marked a muslim holiday. at least 50 others were wounded. the u.s. has condemned the attack. more client names are expected to be released today in the so-called zumba prostitution ring in maine. authorities are set to reveal more than 20 other johns who allegedly hired zumba instructor alexis wright for sex. she and her business partner have pleaded not guilty in the case >>> and they are halfway to the tight. the san francisco giants have won game two of the world series beating out the detroit tigers 2-0. now the series moves to the motor city where it plays game three tomorrow night. 7:19. let's turn it back over to matt and savannah. >> natalie, nation. let's go back to al in florida for the rest of his forecast. al? >> that's right. let's sh
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Oct 23, 2012 11:00am EDT
outdated. he used his stance on russia as an example. >> a few months ago you were asked what is the biggest threat facing america. you said russia, not al qaeda. you said russia. in the 1980s or now, asking for their foreign policy. the cold war has been over for 20 years. >> the president began an apology tour. i think they looked at that and saw weakness. holding signs saying is america with us, the president was silent. they noticed that as well. >> iran is four years closer to having a nuclear weapon because the obama administration hasn't been aggressive enough handling the crisis. >> this morning on the "today" show, paul ryan said romney showed the temperment and demeanor to be a great president. he defended romney that he doesn't have the foreign policy experience to be commander and chief. >> we have had fantastic governors that made great foreign policy presidents. mitt romney did a fantastic job of spelling out his foreign policy doctrine. peace through the strength is a doctrine. >> republicans say that president obama lacked foreign policy experience when he ran for off
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Oct 27, 2012 12:35am EDT
call that. [ laughter and applause ] get it, fit? you just use -- >> steve: yeah, 'cause he's fit. >> jimmy: we've already gotten tons of great costumes, like thousands, already. but, there's super simple ones like this one. this guy is called the foiler. [ laughter ] >> steve: the foiler. >> jimmy: the foiler. yeah, he wrapped himself up in aluminum foil. calls himself the foiler. i think it's rad. >> steve: fantastic. >> jimmy: then there's some really elaborate involving their children, too. look how cute this one is. a mouse -- [ audience aws ] a mouse trap. it's a little wagon and the baby is sitting in there. like a trapped dead mouse. yeah, but a really cute one. so here you go, you guys. still get some more pics. so when you guys are out at your halloween parties this weekend all dressed up in your crazy outfits, take loads of pics. put them on instagram and add the #diyhalloweencostume, so we can find it. then we'll take the best costumes and show them next week for halloween. it's going to be fun. you guys -- [ cheers and applause ] thank you. [ imitating meatloaf ] ♪
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Oct 21, 2012 9:00am EDT
conversation and use the hash tag dctalks. until then you will not hear or see much from president obama or mitt romney. until then you can hear from their running mates. the debate tomorrow will be on foreign policy. republican vice president paul ryan and vice president joe biden will be on the campaign trail, also ann romney is on the trail. president obama will visit many states including virginia this week. >> the commonwealth is just one of the handful of states that are a toss up. earlier this morning, david gregory joined us and said you can expect to see more of those visits in the coming weeks. >> this really becomes the fight down the stretch here in some of these key states like our own he in virginia where the obama campaign believes women voter wills be critical in their turn out to win the state of virginia. >> and you can hear more about the campaign just ahead on meet the press. david will be joined by rob portman and marco rubio, and david actixlerod. >> tomorrow the candidates will likely discuss u.s. relations with iran. the white house denies a report for an ag
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Oct 15, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. >> peter alexander, inside the debate venue starting us off, thank you. >>> and we have more on this critical debate format, the opportunities, the potential pitfalls of the modern day town hall. our report today from andrea mitchell. >> i'll turn to you for a few questions. >> so everybody take a seat so i can see who wants to answer questions. it is a format that should favor barack obama, who out distances romney with the favor months, romney has had a this year, the president's town halls are rare, and sometimes not in person. >> there is a huge demand for engineers around the country right now. >> i understand that, but how -- i mean. >> yeah. >> given the list that you're getting, i mean, we're not getting that. >> reporter: and after his first debate performance, the president is being pulled in two directions, get tough with romney, be nice to the audience. other lessons from the past, don't look at your watch, stay out of your opponent's personal space, don't be cranky. you know who voted for it? might never know space, don't be tom brokaw who did it four years ago, sai
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Oct 16, 2012 5:00pm EDT
enjoyed being our neighbor. it is a shock to us that she was killed like that. >> reporter: dr. allen was active in the bahai faith. her fellow church members working on ceremony to help commemorate her life. live here in reston. i'm pat collins, news4. >>> a critical night in the presidential campaign. president obama and mitt romney will face off for their second debate this evening. the president's performance in their first affair was widely panned. but mitt romney's campaign got a bump in the polls and some much needed momentum. nbc white house correspondent christen welker is at hofstra university with a look at what tonight might bring for both candidates and their campaigns. are you hearing anything about the strategy that both sides might employ tonight? >> reporter: good evening, jim. i think from president obama's perspective, he certainly feels as though he needs to deliver a more aggressive performance tonight. as you know, his first performance was seen as being lack luster. basically, a race in the momentum that he had built up over the summer so i think you will see hi
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Oct 26, 2012 4:30am EDT
is sandy is going to be getting closer to us than it's been looking the last couple of days. right now it's a weak hurricane, passing the bahamas, swinging north into florida. here is the latest track. right now is has winds of 85 miles per hour. the concern for us, as it tracks north, maintaining a hurricane 1 category strength, passing to the west of bermuda and staying off the coast throughout the day and much of tomorrow. then, unfortunately, taking a turn inland and coming up our way. this is the position monday at 8:00 p.m., just off of ocean city the hundred miles. then as we get into monday evening into tuesday, it's when it's going to come right over us. however, it can track anywhere within this zone, and it's a wide zone of possibility here to boston, all the way down to southern virginia. right now the greatest chance would be it's going to be passing to the north of the washington metro area by during the day on tuesday. the thing is even when it's right out here, by monday afternoon, it's still going to have big effects on us as we do get into the rest of monday and t
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Oct 21, 2012 10:30am EDT
rob portman. romney's debate sparring partner. joining us live from the debate site >>> plus, our roundtable weighs in. from "the new york times," columnist tom friedman. and white house correspondent helean cooper. nd former white house press secretary for president clinton dee dee myers.ne cooper. and former white house press secretary for president clinton dee dee myers. >>> from nbc news in washington, it's "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> the latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll for where this race stands, chuck todd has the numbers. this is significant. >> this is among likely voters, david. 47%, 47%. not all tied races are equal. the president sitting at 47% if this were the sunday before election day there would be a lot of concerns in chicago. they want to be at 48% or 49%. sitting at 47% is good for a challenger, not a good number for an incumbent. let's go inside the numbers a little bit. the gender gap. you brought it up. among men, romney, a 10-point lead. let's go to women. this is interesting. president, an eight-point lead here, this is his smallest l
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Oct 19, 2012 7:00am EDT
us a complete dinner, and let's be honest. she's taking this seriously. >> taking it very seriously. i was late coming down here, because i was inspecting all of my ingredients. ready, dressed for my dinner party. are you going to wear that? >> am going to wear that. didn't know it was formal. >> oh, it is. it's a classy party. if you want to tweet us, we'll show you some of the tweets people have been sending me. use the #savannahcooks, and we'll show some of them on the air. >>> before that politics. a night of laughs featuring president obama and governor romney. chuck todd is chief white house correspondent and political director. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. the campaign's got heated. it's been personal so perhaps it was helpful for both president obama and mitt romney to let out a little humorous steam as we're 18 days to go, and it's going to be a very close election. >> i was actually hoping the president would bring joe biden along this evening because he'll laugh at anything. >> reporter: 48 hours after their most heated and personal debate yet, p
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
glenn's abandoned car was located. police sources tell us at this point they don't believe the death is suspicious. searchers found the body during a massive search by friends, family and volunteers. it was located off a pathway just beyond the area where police and bloodhounds searched last week. fairfax county police don't have a positive i.d. on the body yet. that will come after an autopsy is done. the wt woodson high school student disappeared a week ago after dropping his brother off at school. >>> a 22-year-old bladensburg man has been shot dead by police at a home where his girlfriend was working. police tell us the man called 911 and said he had a gun and wanted to kill himself, or have police do it. news4's pat collins is live from montgomery county police headquarters in rockvale. were children in the house where this all went down? >> reporter: indeed, jim, there were children in the house, but they got the children and their babysitter outside in an ambulance before they actually moved in for this confrontation. what happened here is a man calls 911. he says he has a gun. h
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Oct 11, 2012 11:00am EDT
. she's not cradling her toy anymore. she's no longer using the nest she built. the last of the nest was moved yesterday. she's down in weight and not regained her appetite. she's eating 80% to 85% of what she would normally eat. >> we want to see her get to 100% consumption of bamboo, fruits and vegetables and biscuits as she normally would at this time of year. remember, she wasn't eating when she was in the den. she's down in weight about 20 pounds from her normal 240. she's about 220 this week. so, that's a little bit off. it's not a lot off. >> reporter: as for the future of whether they will be swapped out with other pandas with better breeding prospects, none of those decisions have been made. they may know something more on whether they will stay here or be swapped out again with other pandas later this fall. reporting l ining live, megan m. >> if she does stay soon, do they say how soon before she can be mated again? >> reporter: they have a window of once a year. it would be some time. they are not sure what they will do. before she got pregnant this time around, there was
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Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm EDT
capitol hill, i'm danielle lee, news 4. >> our team coverage of the presidential election takes us to opposite cornerses of virginia. while governor romney was in coal country in abington, president obama was in fairfax. the president talked about more than just jobs today. >> hello, patriots. >> reporter: in a performing arts hall filled mostly with women, the jobs report wasn't all president obama wanted to talk about. women's health care was another focus and the president's defense of what even he now proudly calls obama care. >> i don't think a working mom in arlington should have to wait to get a mammogram because money is tight. i don't think a college student in fairfax or charlottesville should have to choose between textbooks or the preventive care she needs. that's why we passed this law. i'm proud of it. >> reporter: in contrast a shaky debate performance the president energetically jabbed back at his opponent, accusing mitt romney of misleading americans by promising to repeal obama care. >> and then his campaign had to come out and say, actually, that's not true or plan
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Oct 1, 2012 2:05am EDT
talking about? she stole our baby! help us! that is not true... you took her! help me. hey, don't touch her! don't...! get off of me! you must remain here till the police get here. no! i heard about you people! (screaming) they're lying! i know what you're up to. they're lying! they're lying! let go of me! no, you don't understand! that's my baby! that's my baby! where are they?! no! no! help me! help...! (screaming) (sobbing): no! oh, god no! somebody! (indistinct radio chatter) (distant sirens) man: there was a commotion. i heard screaming. "she stole my baby, she took our baby." can you tell us, where did this happen? man: i was trying to stop it. i thought i was helping. mrs. walsh... yes. mrs. walsh, my name is lieutenant caine. what happened? um, i don't, i don't know. she was crying, and-and i was in a rush. i was shushing her. i-i was just trying to calm her down. it just happened so fast. they-they attacked me practically. they-they-they took her, and... i come here all of the time. i... mrs. walsh, what's her name? her name is sophie. can you give me a description of sop
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Oct 30, 2012 11:00pm EDT
power. the jersey shore and new york city among the hardest hit. >> we begin, though, to tell us where sandy is, doug? >> sandy is still right on top of us. this storm is not going anywhere soon. the good news, here, though, is sandy has weakened dramatically. so we are no longer seeing those fierce winds anywhere across the northeast. that is some very, very good news. we will continue to watch this storm as it's continuing to make its way very slowly toward the north and east. last night, moving at 38 miles an hour as it slammed into the coast. now, it is moving at just a few miles an hour and it is just sitting and it is just spinning. cold air on the backside. warm air on the south side, along the east side of this storm. what a difference a day makes here as far as this storm is concerned. a few showers. big time snows. a few more showers as they can't to make their way through overnight. but the big story tonight is the cold air. temperatures right now in the 30s. 36 in hangerstown. only 42 degrees right now in washington, d.c. sandy is not done with us just yet. and she's not re
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Oct 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. now, current location, well down to the south and east of us, but what we're seeing is winds of 75 miles an hour close to the center here and the pressure now down to 952 millibars. that's a very strong storm. that is equivalent to a category 3 hurricane on most occasions, about you this storm will continue to make its way to the north and then back towards the west as we have been telling you. that's what we're worried about from this storm. take a look at this. this is a new graphic. the area in yellow is tropical storm-force winds sustained at 39 miles an hour. from boston to raleigh, that's what we're going to be in. sustained winds of near 40 miles an hour. gusts to 60 miles an hour. that's why this is such a big storm. there are numerous watches and warnings across our region. i'll try to break them all down for you coming up in about the next ten minutes. >> thank you, doug. as we said, the federal government and a lot of school districts have already canceled for tomorrow. some school districts have canceled classes for tuesday as well. we have a complete list at the bottom
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Oct 18, 2012 7:00pm EDT
choose from the top-down policies that got us into this mess, or the policies that get us out of this mess. >> reporter: mr. romney spent the day focusing on foreign policy. his running mate hit the trail in florida. >> president obama is not telling you what his second term plan would be. he is not saying that he is offering anything new. all he is offering is four more years of the same. >> reporter: vice president joe biden in nevada fired back at mr. ryan, playing off the title of mr. ryan's book, "young guns." he used eyebrow raising rhetoric they called the comments over the top guns." the romney campaign called the comments "over the bruce springsteen, alongside president obama for the campaign. >> governor romney's argument is, we're not fixed, so fire him and put me in. why in the wide world would you chunk a strategy that is working for one you know will not work? >> reporter: ohio and wisconsin are the states seen as the election firewall, because winning them means they could lose every other key state, including florida, nevada, virginia, colorado such as georgia, florida
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Oct 22, 2012 7:00am EDT
. this morning, what it was like from his point of view when he joins us for an exclusive live interview. >>> but we will start this morning with the investigation into that tragic shooting in brookfield, wisconsin. nbc's kevin tibbles is there. kevin, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, police say the man who burst into this day spa behind me here with a gun and opened fire eventually turned that gun on himself. the shooting took place sunday morning. emergency vehicles quickly descended on brookfield square mall, just across the street from the azana salon and spam. eyewitnesses described a chaotic scene. >> we had seen about ten people come running out of the back of the building with their hands up, screaming. >> i saw a female being pulled out by a police officer with tombs to her neck. there was blood coming out of her neck where she got shot at. >> reporter: hours after the shooting, the suspect was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. authorities identified 45-year-old radcliffe haughton as the alleged shooter and described the investigation as large,
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Oct 10, 2012 6:00pm EDT
one after losing after getting trounced by the cardinals in a shutout. >> dan hellie joins us from nats park with a look at what went wrong. dan? >> reporter: you know, doreen and vance, the nationals just getting handled by the cardinals lately. they've outscored them 20-4 in the last two games. for a third straight game, a nationals starting pitcher has struggled. 8-0 the final out here. for the first time in 79 years, postseason baseball has returned to washington. the atmosphere was fantastic when the game started. take a look at the lowlights, i guess you could see, in this one. edwin jackson getting the start for the nashlgs. this is not what the fans wanted to see. top two, down 1-0 with two on. taken deep by rookie shortstop pete kosma. a three-run home run, and the nats quickly in a 4-0 hold. jackson five innings, allowed four earned runs. michael morse at the plate with the bases juiced. he pops up to right field. tomorrow, a must-win. most of the guys saying it's business as usual. >> it is just another game. we've played all year. we've played 162 games of the season. w
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Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm EDT
, again. >> reporter: democrats also used big bird as a prop to ruffle feathers in southwest virginia where romney campaigned in coal country. but a campaign spokesman challenged the president's assessment of the unemployment rate. >> he wants to brag about a 7.8% unemployment rate, but the fact is the middle class is being buried. >> reporter: still obama supporters who admitted they were taken aback are happy to celee drop. >> i think the new jobs numbers are fantastic. it was great news and i think, i was just so happy to be here. he seemed to be right on his game. >> i am very confident in the campaign. there is nothing that i see that is negative about this campaign. i think he is moving forward. he is making sure that all of the people are covered. not some of the people. >> now, even though the dip in unemployment provided the headline for the president's northern virginia stop, he also focused squarely on women's health and through that a very important voting bloc. female voters. more on that coming up at 6:00. >> thanks, julie. >>> mitt romney was in southwest virginia today
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Oct 17, 2012 5:00am EDT
. >> stay with us. "news 4 today" continues now at 5:00 a.m. >>> so how much did you cut them by then? >> that's not true. >> how much did you cut licenses and permits on federal land and federal waters? >> governor romney, here's what we did. >> not holding back. a night of fiery attacks as president obama and mitt romney raise the stakes for their second debate. good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this wednesday, october 17th, 2012. take a live look outside at 5:00 a.m. 50 degrees out there. be sure to grab a coat as you head out the door. >> storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is here to tell us how to put it all in perspective. >> and the 50 degrees is the warm spot. that's balmy. that's beach weather. >>> a few clouds passing over us, and thankfully, mersfully, we don't have the blustery winds like we've had the last couple of days or it would feel colder. down in maryland and west virginia, it's down into the 30s. it has dipped into the mid-30s around the blue ridge, shenandoah valley, and much of west virginia and
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Oct 11, 2012 2:05am EDT
masks on, wouldn't be able to breathe. we actually use the real oxygen and stuff. and it's actually quite nice. it's quite pleasant when they have the fire around. >> everyone hits the gym as well. >> take your shirt off a lot. we saw skin in the promos. why don't you tell us about that, what happens. >> you like that part of it, don't you? >> the woman is insatiable. but anyway go ahead. >> well, let's just say that -- i mean, the characters that we have on the show, we have a ton of different, great characters on the show and a lot of local hires as well. things are spiced up with interrelationships within characters within the fire house and outside the fire house. >> can't fight fires all the time. you have to set a few, too. >> exactly. this is absolutely true. not disagreeing with you. >> you have real firefighters there do they give you tips on how you should be doing things? >> all the time. the good thing, is they have become our friends, our mates, our mates now. terrible. sorry. the english. but, yeah, they are around all the time. they play, actually, the engine guys on
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Oct 12, 2012 11:00am EDT
right now, they are energizing, invigorating. playing hard, making us proud. >> it's been amazing. the energy here in d.c. is electric. people with nats hats on everywhere. it's great to be part of something as exciting as this. >>reporter: these die hards spent the night camped out in chairs staying warm in their cars or bundled up in fear of losing their sacred spot in line. >> you get the fleece and tie the ends. it keeps me warm when i'm waiting. >> reporter: they are counting down the minutes waiting for the box office to open for a shot at any available seat. todd andersson isn't decked out in nats gear. he's on his way to work. >> i'm looking forward to another great night. >> reporter: a great night like last night. we held our braet waiting, hoping, hoping, hoping it ended up being the swing that saved the nationals season. >> the stars aligned for us. everything came in order. it was the ninth inning. the tenth month, the 11thday. year 12 and the 13th pitch. something had to happen. >> reporter: now that they have their tickets in hand, hopefully these fans are feeling well e
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Oct 28, 2012 11:30pm EDT
monster storm now. it is expected to affect 60 million of us. from mandatory evacuations to government and school closures, we have got it covered. good evening. i'm jim vance. >> i'm doreen gentzler. hurricane sandy expect mund day night. unleashing a storm surge, damaging winds and heavy rain more. than a million from dem ware, new york, and connecticut are under evacuation orders at this hour, mandatory evacuation orders, people appear to be heeding the warning boarding up and heading out. federal offices will be closed tomorrow. the same goes for every major school district in the area. metro canceled all service for the first time since 2003. >> the huge storm has done a lot of damage. the death toll now stands at 65 after sandy pounded the caribbean. tonight team coverage. start with chief meteorologist, with a closer look at sandy's path. doug? >> we are starting to get into what sandy is bringing us, winds. rains, look outside. probably hear the rain coming down. the wind. strongest, about, 12 to 24 hours away. the rain has begun. let's take a look and show you. outside right n
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Oct 27, 2012 6:00am EDT
going to have on us. we all knew all along it would not be a tropical system by the time it got this far north because the water over the ocean is so much colder this time of the year. that is causing the weakening. it is still going to be one heck of a storm as it gets into our area. temperatures early on your saturday morning mild and kind of clammy outside. temperatures upper 50s and low 60s. no rain showing up. if you have things to do outside this weekend, preparations for the storm, today will be a good day to do it. no rain around here. there are rain showers back out to the west. that is part of the cold front interacting with the tropical storm as it comes up the coast line. there is the first drops from sandy breaching cape hatteras, north carolina. we'll keep a close eye on this all weekend. cloudy, cool. on the mild side today with temperatures into the mid and upper 60s and not much of a rain threat for today. that changes overnight tonight. rain increasing and wind increasing dramatically by the second half of your sunday. talk more about the track and everything else y
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Oct 23, 2012 7:00am EDT
. doesn't use bayonets as much as they did a century ago a quick search of the marine corps bayonets among the weapons actively used in action. from 500 yards every marine is accurate with a rifle, c-3 bayonet and that weapon becomes as effective and it's a weapon of choice when shots can't be fired. >> we've got our bayonet trivia this morning. thank you so much. following the debate i spoke with governor romney's running mate congressman paul ryan, and i began by asking him if romney, who is known for his stinging critiques of the president's foreign policy, made a strategic decision to strike a more moderate tone in the debate. >> you know what we saw with this debate. we saw that mitt romney is ready to be a great president. we saw a man with a command of the facts, with the kind of temperament and demeanor that makes for a great president. we saw a man with a vision for foreign policy. there are areas where we agree and clearly areas we disagree, and we fleshed that out pretty well in this debate. >> congressman, this has someone who has launched scathing criticisms on issues li
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Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
can also follow us at nbcwashington.com. live here in silver spring, shomari stone, news4. >>> more breaking news, this time in olney, maryland. chopper 4 over this townhouse fire, about a half hour ago in the 4500 block of king lane. firefighters tell us they can't get too close, because of the intensity of the fire. as you can see, the house has collapsed. we'll keep you updated on this one. >>> three robberies of students at the university of maryland, in the last 24 hours. two of them behind a new off-campus building. tonight there's a campus safety walk that is planned. jackie bensen is live at college park with this. >> reporter: hello, wendy. we have important images to show you. we received them just a short time ago. we are told that these images show the man who is believed to be the suspect in this case. now, all three robberies happened off-campus, but close enough for students to be concerned. >> i'm kind of nervous they didn't catch them. it's never happened behind my building before. and i don't want to tell my mom. >> reporter: prince george's county police say that
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Oct 29, 2012 5:00pm EDT
for staying with us for continuing storm team 4 coverage. >> this storm is as predicted, intensifying at this hour. the fierce storm is whipping up waves along the shoreline at rehoboth beach, delaware. our coverage begins with chief meteorologist doug kammerer. this storm seems to be right on schedule. >> it really does. it is now moving close to 30 miles an hour. it has made a beeline for the jersey coast. it is now just to the north and coming ashore. you can see what's going on. a ton of rain on the west side of the storm. but notice, the strongest side, normally the northeast corner here, that's where you see the strongest winds, 84-mile-an-hour wind gusts in long island. notice the rain here, really cutting off on the back side, as it makes its way in. we'll continue to see rain here, though, as we continue to be on the southwest side of the storm. here's atlantic city. here's the ey coming onshower right now. atlantic city, probably seeing the strongest winds they have seen in years. maybe even decades right now. potentially 90, 100-mile-an-hour winds with this st
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
that the commanders tell us they have a long checklist they have to review before they resume these joint operations in the events over the weekend may put some of these vital operations on hold. >>> and as the violence rages in afghanistan the taliban is claiming now to have closer ties with al qaeda. lara logan reported from afghanistan on last night's "60 minutes" and spoke to one taliban commander one some ne e nerve-racking conditions. >> reporter: one taliban commander agreed to meet with us. he's a specialist in suicide bombings trained by al qaeda. the safest place we could fine was the back of a car and he would only talk if weoncealed his identity. we had to avoid the city's heavy security as we made our way through the streets and keep our cameras hidden from view. >> whose behind the insider attacks what the americans call insider attacks. infiltrating the police and army. >> translator: these are taliban attacks. this is part of our new military strategy. we have our people in the afghan police and army and the orders come from the top. >> he told us al qaeda fighters a
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Oct 17, 2012 11:00am EDT
the southwest heading northeast. an area of high pressure over us that is getting us a beautiful autumn afternoon. we should have the temperatures climbing into the 60s. details on that and a look at the rest of the week. your seven day outlook coming up in a couple minutes. barbara and keith? >> thank you. let's head out to the road to see how traffic is heading. >> danella sealock we have major problems to report. >> it's been a bumpy morning. we are dealing with a crash involving a metro bus. this is at vermont avenue at u street. if you are traveling there, the lanes are blocked. follow police direction. road work in this intersection of georgia avenue and kansas avenue. be aware of that as you make your route around. you can get by. follow direction. also road work on the outer loop of the beltway. the volume is light so it's not bad right now. barbara, back to you. >> thanks. >>> in a half hour from now, we are going to get an update on the express toll lanes. virginia transportation officials plan to discuss developments including an update. the traffic is now in the final
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Oct 3, 2012 11:00am EDT
tonight's debate here on nbc 4. nbc news live team coverage begins at 9:00. that brings us to our poll question. will you watch tonight's debate? let us know on news 4 today facebook. >>> after a foggy morning, it's turning really humid, really humid. >> it feels more like august out there. hey, tom, good morning. >> we are going to call it augtober, not october. we have a live view from the camera. a few patches of blue over the potomac. a few patches of sunshine breaking out. here is the view over space. the morning fog is dissipating. there's quite a bit of cloudiness rolling through the area. a lot of sun now. southern maryland, they have a lot of sun there. it's steamy and warm. cloudiness west of i-95 into the mountains. the areas in the yellow and oranges are hitting the 70s and 80s. where it's orange, it's hitting 80. the areas in green are still in the 60s. reagan national is at 75. closer, around the metro area, montgomery, arlington, fairfax, prince george's county, low and mid-70s. we are jumping to the 80s throughout the afternoon. details on that. big changes for the
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Oct 5, 2012 7:00pm EDT
performance in the debate. >> today's news should give us some encouragement. it shouldn't be an excuse for the other side to try to talk down the economy, just to try to score a few political points. >> reporter: not surprisingly, mitt romney saw it differently. >> there were fewer new jobs created this month than last month. >> reporter: romney argued today's numbers disguised the fact that people had stopped trying to even find jobs. >> so it looks like unemployment is getting better. but the truth is, if the same share of people were participating in the work force today, today is on the day that the president got elected, well, the unemployment rate would be at about 11%. >> reporter: it is true that only 114 ,000 jobs were added last month, a modest number, but economists say a number of people were working, not just giving up trying to find a job. and numbers from the last two months went up. >> we're seeing a lot of volatility in the numbers on a month to month basis, so until we see a trend in the numbers that show we're generating a lot of jobs and seeing a lot of people participa
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